Crypt of Agadeem
Crypt of Agadeem enters the battlefield tapped.
: Add to your mana pool.
, : Add to your mana pool for each black creature card in your graveyard.
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Crypt of Agadeem Discussion
2 days ago
I've run vampires before but they are a tricky tribe since they do have some support but not as much as other tribes. The biggest problems I've found are that the best vampires are expensive (mana and money wise) and the game is a bit grindier. So you have to be ready to play the long game but their life-gain abilities help keep you in the game.
Budget pending, I would recommend cutting out some of your weaker non-vampire creatures for the following:
Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet
Olivia, Mobilized for War
Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
Gatekeeper of Malakir
Pawn of Ulamog
The thing to keep in mind with vampires is most tribal decks that use Olivia will be mostly Black with a bit of Red. So you need to accelerate your Black mana production more. You've got some solid mana rocks but here are a few additional ideas:
Increasing your card draw is my final recommendation. Black offers tons of ways to draw cards but I recommend Phyrexian Arena the most.
I hope this helps! Best of luck!
1 week ago
I also totally didn't think about Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet - would be a great backup for Liliana, Defiant Necromancer Flip if I can't ult her. (Though I probably couldn't let him be on the board with Lili's emblem since it's a bit of a nonbo.)
Thanks again for the advice!
1 week ago
Great deck, love this concept I would like to do something like this in the future! Only thing I can think of right now is Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Crypt of Agadeem has helped a lot, and Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for good measure.
1 week ago
Another notable is Corpse Harvester. Sac a zombie token and put a zombie card and swamp in your hand.
I think every token deck should have access to Skullclamp and this is especially true for zombie token tribal because of the amount of sacrificing you would likely include. With that said, Gravecrawler can be really busted in a build like this especially when you have Grimgrin, Corpse-Born in play.
Other cards I would recommend: Liliana, Death's Majesty, Liliana, Heretical Healer, Plague Belcher, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Fleshbag Marauder, Entomb, Tragic Slip, Pongify, Go for the Throat, Grave Betrayal, and Attrition.
I'll swing by again later and make some recs on other cuts.
2 weeks ago
Got to get some Crypt of Agadeem up in here. Also you could consider Vampire Hexmage to go along with Dark Depths + Planeswalker removal is nice to have. Liliana of the Dark Realms will surprise you on just how good she is in a deck like this. Also some decent x cards are Hangarback Walker and Walking Ballista. Worth noting that Walking Ballista words just as well as Mikaeus as Triskelion does.
3 weeks ago
A few cards you could consider are Vampire Hexmage along with Dark Depths, Thespian's Stage, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Crypt of Agadeem, Guul Draz Assassin, Bloodghast, Stromkirk Condemned, Asylum Visitor, Captivating Vampire, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Mirri the Cursed, Sangromancer, Vampire Nocturnus, and Bloodlord of Vaasgoth.
3 weeks ago
Let's start by lands;
Exquisite Archangel is too slow, Kingpin's Pet is bad, Tithe Drinker is so-so and costs as much as your commander, so most of the time you'll want to cast your commander instead of it.
DRmagic2017 made some good creatures suggestions. I personally suggest Soul Warden, Soul Attendant and Drana's Emissary in those. Otherwise, I suggest Rhox Faithmender, Wall of Reverence and Nyx-Fleece Ram.
Ouch. Let's start by replacing all of them exception made of Soul's Grace (you made me discover that card, and i need to get it, thanks) and replace by any of the following :
Grim Discovery and Wander in Death could be replaced easily. Profane Command is not that good. You don't run that many precious creatures...
You're quite well builded in there, there's only like two you can easily replace.
Pyramid of the Pantheon and Bontu's Monument.
Curse of Vengeance, Font of Return, Quest for the Gravelord and Unhallowed Pact could be easily replaced. SUggestions to replace for...
Ajani's Mantra, Test of Endurance, Sphere of Safety, Whip of Erebos, Darksteel Mutation (to deny enemy commanders), Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Cradle of Vitality is slow but is a good mana dump, Polluted Bonds, Retreat to Hagra, Vampiric Link...
Hope that helps.